Thursday, May 3, 2018

Braille & Talking Book Reading Programs for Children and Youth

Colorific February concludes

Choshgai Roanhorse, age 14, of Agency Village, S.D., was a winner in the second annual South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library Winter Reading Program. Choshgai was awarded a 12-inch tactile and visual table globe.

"Colorific February" was the theme of this year's program. Choshgai was one of 42 readers who participated. All participants are registered with the Braille and Talking Book Library program and read in an alternative format, like braille or digital audio.

At the conclusion of the program, the 36 participants who returned their reading charts were eligible for the globe drawing. The globe is covered with a tactile clear plastic overlay. Among the overlay's features are continent outlines, elevations and latitude and longitude lines.

Thank you to all of who participated -- you are all winners!

2018 B&TB Summer Reading Program

children playing trumpet, keyboard, guitar and drums with books, computer, music notes, with text Libraries Rock!

"Libraries Rock" is the theme of the 2018 SD Braille and Talking Book Library Summer Reading Program. It will run from June 3 to July 14, 2018 and is open to all youth registered with the Braille and Talking Book Library ages birth to 19. It will have two age divisions: Ages birth to 12, and ages 13 to 19.

We are following the 20/24/7 reading program where participants read a minimum of 20 minutes each day, seven days a week. A sticker is placed on the provided reading chart each day when the participant reads a minimum of 20 minutes.

Readers must return their reading charts at the conclusion of the program to be eligible for the gift card drawings. There will be two age divisions and each will have drawings for two Amazon gift cards. If a reader returns all of their weekly reading charts, they will have six chances to win. In addition to the gift cards all entries will be combined for a grand prize drawing.

Registration forms were sent out by mail and email in April. If you need additional information please contact Josh Easter at 1-800-423-6665, press 1, 4 or by email.